Canon Pixma TS5120 Review: Best Printer with Fair Price

Canon Pixma TS5120
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With the best features, decent performance, and high-quality printing results at a good price. For those looking for a printer of high quality at a fair price, the Canon Pixma TS5120 is the best choice. Other companies provide these features at high prices.

You can always rely on Canon to deliver high-quality products. This Canon TS5120 printer is the best one for home/office use. It can print on both sides of the paper (this feature is only accessible on the higher-priced models). With this new model, Canon offers all-in-one printers that feature five functions (print/copy/scan). This printer offers basic features at an affordable price ($99.99). While you can get good text quality, you can’t expect high-quality photos for this price, like this Canon Pixma TS9120.

Pros
  • Excellent Text Quality
  • Good Scanning Quality
  • Two Paper Trays
  • Lightweight and handsome design
  • Good Output Speed
Cons
  • No Touch Screen
  • Slow at Double Side Printing
  • No Document Feeder (ADF)
  • No Fax Facility
  • Filmy Paper Trays

Canon TS9120 Wireless Printer with Scanner

  • Power Cord
  • Setup CD Rom
  • Wireless Inkjet Printer
  • Full Standard Ink Tanks

Features:

We present to you the best features, pros, and cons. It will be helpful to select the best printer for your office or home. We also show you the working of this printer for you. Now let’s explore the details.

Ink Detector:

If you want to monitor the level of ink then set this printer on easy replenishment. A level of ink is displayed after the printer is set up. Whenever your printer needs new ink, new cartridges will be ordered. Therefore, the ink is delivered automatically to you. As a result, printing at your office won’t stop.

Automatic Power On/Off:

It is automatically turned off when it is not in use. The printer will automatically turn on when you need to print.

Scan Paper with CIS:

According to us, the Canon Ts5120 is a fantastic home/office printer. Due to its scanning capabilities. Scanning color paper is simple and accurate.

How Canon TS5120 works?

After testing the canon Ts5120, you can print 8.3 text pages within a minute and 2.4 mixed text and pics pages within a minute. Canon TS5120 cannot disappoint you by speed. For black and whites, it takes around 14.4 seconds and for a color copy, it takes 29.3 seconds. This printer’s sheet capacity is 200 sheets and also it delivers high-quality text documents during printing. The highest average of canon Ts5120 is 61 seconds. An HP Envy 5540 made the same scan in 1:31.

Design:

The Ts5120 comes in black or white with a relatively small body. It cannot fit on a desk because the width of the canon Ts5120 is 16.8 inches and 5.8 inches tall. The total weight without printing paper is 14 pounds. You can move it easily. This LCD display is 2.5 inches without a touch screen. Easy to use buttons. There are no ports for SD cards and USB. 

The output tray is small and no automatic document feeder is available. Maybe you can feel the input and output tray like flimsy. It was difficult to plug back in the cassette cover portion after I removed the cassette.

100 plane sheets can be stored in a cassette. It is possible to place more papers on the back. This document can hold twenty sheets of a specific size (4 by 6 inches).

Canon TS5120

Print Quality:

It seems that the quality of text printed on the label was fairly dark and sharp, though some letterforms were marred by errant spray. While the quality was not as good as that of an Epson printer, it was immensely better than an HP. However, double-sided prints of text appeared lighter and grayish compared with single-sided prints.

On plain paper, you can see the very attractive color graphics. After printing, colors looked natural and saturated. Smooth printing requires midtone transitions. Glossy papers displayed rich, saturated colors and smooth textures. Testing allows us to get natural skin tones as well as realistic shades with fine details.

Printing graphics had a high copy quality, which produced a lot of details and saturated colors. Dark and sharp edges were sufficient for a text copy from an original plan paper. Our results cannot be as good with sleeker letterforms, it produces a bit of a fuzzy edge.

In terms of scanning photographs, it reproduces the colors well and reproduces fine details well. During scanning of graphics, we get a good sense of the tonal range. 

Canon TS5120

Investment in Ink and Yield:

There are only two cartridges that Canon Ts5120 uses: a black one and a tri-color one. 10.6 cents per page of text is the cost of ink. The Canon TS5120 is the most expensive model among those we tested. There is a 6.7 cent cost per page for the XXL black ink cartridge.

Color costs 24.4 cents per page. It costs 15.7 cents if we use a high yield. Ink and yield comparison sheets show Epson XP will cost only 10 cents, so it is the better choice.

How to set up the Canon Pixma TS5120?

It’s easy to set up the Canon Ts5120. When you remove the packaging, you follow the instructions on the screen until you get a message to continue with the printed “Getting Started” guide.

It is much easier to connect my PC, my phone, and WIFI. WPS is the method we use to connect to WIFI through our wireless router, by pressing the button. A slow printer is visible during the connection process.

Canon TS5120

The printed guide informs that you can download the software and install it from the web, or you can also use a CD ROM. It takes much time to install the full package, so we don’t recommend it. First, it shows 7 minutes on the display screen to do the installation and then it jumps to 9 minutes.  

If you already install a photo organizer and photo editor then you do not need My Image Garden. We confusing about setup paper, before putting the paper on cassette, you need to register. But it shows the same error, so first go to your PC, and then you see the message that you can not change the setting unless you check the box that saying “Allow the app to determine my printing preferences”.

You can use the Canon Print App with your smart mobile. For iOS, AirPrint supports the Canon printer. Read instructions on the printer and follow them before connecting your mobile with the Canon App.

Best for Home Use:

With its affordable price, the Canon TS5120 is best for light user duties. It can print photos easily with unique depth features. Text quality is very good for an inkjet with this price. If you want to get great photo quality then go to Canon TS9120.

Canon TS5120
Pros
  • Excellent Text Quality
  • Good Scanning Quality
  • Two Paper Trays
  • Lightweight and handsome design
  • Good Output Speed
Cons
  • No Touch Screen
  • Slow at Double Side Printing
  • No Document Feeder (ADF)
  • No Fax Facility
  • Filmy Paper Trays

Conclusion:

Canon Pixma TS5120 comes with a printer that can function as a multifunction device. At this affordable price, this printer is the most appropriate for you. However, the touch screen makes it less elegant. Finally, two-sided printing is a disappointment, as is the ink cost. Almost everything is faster and cheaper with the Canon Pixma TS9120, our Editor’s Choice. Duplex printing is possible without any problems.

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